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Oxyaena


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(order Creodonta, family Oxyaenidae)

A lower Eocene, wolverine-like carnivore, which was one of the most powerful predators of its time and probably was the ancestor of Patriofelis, which was the size of a bear, and of Sarkastodon, which was much larger even than that. It is known from N. America and E. Africa.

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